Depression glass, comic opera on tap
Man faces five felony charges in break-in
A man broke into a home, hit the woman inside and held her against her will, then stole $11 and a flat-screen television, police said. Nahun Omar Alicea-Torres, 34, of Clearwater was arrested Wednesday night and charged with five felonies in connection with the robbery, which happened Jan. 26 in a home on Brigadoon Drive. Alicea-Torres demanded money from the resident, police said, and was given $11. He grabbed and hit the woman, threw her cellphone into the bushes, and wouldn't let her leave, according to arrest reports. He then took her 42-inch television. Alicea-Torres was charged with home invasion robbery, burglary, tampering with a witness, kidnapping and grand theft.
Astronomy topic of Feb. 11 program
The Clearwater Countryside Library will host a presentation at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 given by retired astrophysicist Kevin Manning, titled "Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe." Manning, a former consultant for NASA, worked on the Chandra X-Ray Observatory that was launched from the Space Shuttle. He was also a former Wright Fellow and Einstein Fellow and worked with the Brookhaven National Laboratory. He will share his excitement and passion for astronomy using hands-on activities and visuals. This family-friendly presentation is free and open to the public.
More scholarships given for camps
The Rotary Club of Dunedin has donated $2,500 toward scholarships for summer camps at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. Officials say the grant means 20 additional weeks of camp will be available for people in need. Registration for 2012 Summer Camps will begin in mid February. Information is available online at www.dfac.org or by calling (727) 298-3322.
Nominees sought for senior honor
The Dunedin Committee On Aging is seeking nominations for the Dunedin Senior Hall of Fame. The annual award honors seniors for the wonderful positive impact their lives have made and continue to make on others. Inductees must be 75 or older, have lived in Dunedin at least 10 years, and have donated time and abilities to activities serving the community. The new honorees will be presented awards during a luncheon featuring live entertainment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 at the Hale Senior Activity Center. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served reservations are required by May 11 by calling (727) 298-3299.